Cold temperatures break 107-year-old records in Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA

Cold temperatures break 107-year-old records in Houston, TX and Atlanta, GA

Record low temperatures were measured in both Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, October 29, 2017.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX recorded 2.2 °C (36 °F) on Sunday morning, October 29, breaking the previous record low for the date of 3.9 °C (39 °F) set in 1910, according to NWS Houston. On the same day, record low temperature of 5 °C (41 °F) was recorded at William P. Hobby Airport.

College Station recorded 3.3 °C (38 °F), Galveston 11.6 °C (53 °F), Angleton 2.2 °C (36 °F), Brenham 1.6 °C (35 °F), Huntsville 1.1 °C (34 °F), Palacios 1.1 °C (34 °F), Pearland 4.44 °C (40 °F), Sugar Land 2.7 °C (37 °F), and Tomball 1.6 °C (35 °F). The coldest temperature, -1.6 °C (29 °F), was recorded in Conroe, the seat of Montgomery County.

In Georgia, weekend temperatures gradually fell from NW to SE as a cold front and showers pushed through.

"Parts of North Georgia woke up Sunday to see snow flakes falling and metro Atlanta wind chill made it feel like temperatures in the 20s [below zero degrees C]," AJC reported. 

Weather stations in Metro Atlanta recorded 5.5 °C (42 °F) on Sunday, October 29, breaking the previous record low for the day of 6.6 °C (44 °F) set in 1910. 

The city reached 7.2 °C (45 °F) during the day, which is the coldest October high temperature for the city since 1993, tied for the 5th coldest high temperature for October, NWS Atlanta said.

Featured image: Houston, Texas by Fernando Garcia

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